There is an array of different family types. These include the nuclear family, reconstituted family/step family, single parent family, cultural family, and even more so in the modern times an evolution of different and alternative family types are getting more
From the view of women who live this lifestyle, from "sister wives" this choice of Plural marriage can be an extremely beneficial thing, covering the basics that many families can lack because of human limits. In a house hold with multiple mothers and wives, children are never left without care and neglect. With the abundance of moms, there is almost the concept of ultimate motherhood, and with so many adults with different interests, almost everything is covered with the reaching interests of each adult; someone may thrive in childcare, while others may have the mind for business or home keeping, leaving no stone of the family left unturned and unkempt. This concept of plural marriage fills the gaps of which may be ongoing issues in the conventional two-parent homes.
Family used to be a single unit, consisting of a husband, wife and children. This unit was widely thought as a group based on marriage and biological parenthood as sharing a common residence and
Eveyone's family is shaped diffeent, and functions differently The first major one is marital arrangements of a family, that is the number of persons each sex is allowed to marry. This includes monogamy, which is one marriage, and polygamy which is two marriages. There are also sub catergories that includes polygyny, which includes multiple wives, polyandry, which include multiple husbands, and cenogamy, which is a group marriage. the household arrangements of a family is the expected household composition including marital units and blood. There are two major houseold arrangements of a family that most of us fit into. The first arrangemnet would be a nuclear familty. A nuclear family coud either be intact, childless or incomplete. In an intact family the memebers of the family include a husband, wife, and children. In a childless family this includes a couple without children. In a incompletee family, for example this would be a widower with a child. some would say that the nuclesr family is more intimate then a compounded family because nuclear family are more monagomous and conjugal, but that is not always the case. But it is safe to say that the nuclear family is the norm in all societies today, because family comes in all different shapes and sizes. The other type of household arrangement is a compounded family arrangement. This
Whether it is the past or the present, there have always been gender roles in society. In most homes, it is the woman’s responsibility to take care of the house. This includes cleaning, meal preparations, raising and taking care of the children as well as the husband. Compared to the men who take care of the more physical activities, such as yard work. It was known throughout many years that it was a woman’s responsibility to stay in the house while the man would go out and look for work to provide money for his family. Although the intensity of gender roles has changed, it still exists.
There is no right or wrong way to make a family. Families come in all different mixtures that make a unit and not a single one is perfect. Although blended families will never be considered “traditional” they are becoming more conventional in today’s society due to the high divorce rate in the United States. More than half of Americans will be part of a blended family during their lifetime since the family has become more complex and less traditional according to the ACS and Decennial Census
The second problem is that there a huge hierarchy in the family. Fathers are at the top whereas sons are at the bottom in the hierarchy. In some situations, this hierarchy deters the relationship among the family members. For example, father with make any decision without discussion to other family members. Even there is a wrong decision, others cannot challenge him. And the father would stand to his decision even he know he did a wrong decision later in order to maintain his status. Therefore, the family cannot operate efficiently and sometimes make a wrong decision.
All housework does not necessarily need to be left for women to do but if there could be the division of labor, then a lot of burdens will be lifted off their backs.
Polygamy is a marriage that involves multiple spouses depending on the group of people culture will determine whether or not the multiple spouses are male or female. Due to the fact that there are different pros and cons that come with the practice of polygamy. There are two different branches of polygamy: polyandry and polygyny. Even though both branches of polygamy has their cultural pros and cons and differ in family construction and kinship, the sigma that the American culture has placed upon this type of marriage has given the people predetermined but condemning conclusion.
There are many different definitions about what the family is. Different theoretical positions influence these variations. For example, the functionalist sociologist George Peter Murdock defines the family as “a social group characterized by common residence, economic co-operation and reproduction. It includes adults of both sexes, at least two of whom maintain
Women and men are to work side by side in the home. The truth that men are not as capable as women in the home is derived not from the innate incapability, but from the lack of practice. They were never taught to work in the home, as in their youth they were given the chores of the men, and left the housework to their sisters under the firm direction of their mother. As a result of this, they became helpless when it came to housework. This practice has left feminists in a horrified state. The training of young boys and girls starts now.
Not only is the work that is done within the house hold unequal, in favor of the man, women’s work is also invisible and usually unpaid. Both women who stay at home or work both have
I also grew up in a joint family, so I know exactly how it feels when people look up to you for medical advice. I'm actually glad that I have this positive influence in my families health; even though at times it's a lot of pressure.
Marriage is a social institution that is practiced globally. Traditionally marriages are known to occur between one man and one woman. However, cultural values and time have reshaped and birthed new types of marriages. Polygamy is a type of marriage that is often practiced around the world specifically in Asia, Middle East, and Africa. Polyamorous marriages have been in existence for centuries. Polygamy is classified into two categories, polygyny, and polyandry. Polygyny is the most popular type of polygamy, in this type of polygamous marriage, a man is married to multiple women. On the other hand, polyandry which is the least familiar type of polygamy is where a woman is married to multiple husbands. The intolerance of Mormons in the United States has led to the outlawing of polyamorous marriages. The Morrill Anti Bigamy law of 1862 outlawed the practice of polygamy in the United States. Like many other laws, this law can be overturned. In fact, it should be reversed because illegalizing polygamy is unethical. Polygamy should be legalized because it is unconstitutional for it to be illegal, same-sex marriages and interracial marriages are legal, therefore so should polyamorous marriages. In addition, legalizing polygamy would prevent immigrant families who practice polygamy from being separated and it would also strengthen the feminist movement.
A significant aspect of daily life and household management for 18th Century are rooted in a social hierarchy. Within a residence, there are members of the family and hired service staff, which could range in magnitude contingent upon financial means and a physical necessity for proper operation and management. Though men serve significant roles, women and girls execute significant and extensive duties during the day-to-day domestic chores. In homes of humble means, women were to fulfill the expected daily tasks, typically delegated amongst several employed workers in a larger service structure. The status of the family and the position of the job